Why you need to know Fr. Frank Pavone 6

By Tom Quiner

Like you, I have been the beneficiary of living at the same time as two extraordinary people.

I believe these two people will one day be identified as saints by the Catholic Church. I refer to the Blessed Pope John Paul II and Mother Teresa of Calcutta.

There is a man who walks among us that is not as well-known, but he is doing the work of a Saint right now in our midst. His name is Fr. Frank Pavone. He is the tireless director of Priests for Life. His group is at the forefront of fighting for an end to abortion and euthanasia.

If you read my previous blogpost on the president’s budget, you’ll note that I characterized Rep. Paul Ryan as the most-respected man in America when it comes to the budget. Well, Fr. Pavone may be the most-respected man in American when it comes to Life issues. He devotes his every waking hour to fighting this scourge.

He is fighting the Obama Mandate head on.

Fr. Pavone calls for peaceful civil disobedience.

Whether you’re a Baptist, Lutheran, Evangelical, Muslim, Jew, or Agnostic, you need to know this man and support him. He’s on the front lines of defending the First Amendment.

If you’re a person of faith, pray for Fr. Pavone and Priests for Life. They have powerful enemies. And take a few minutes to watch his video. He is calling us to action.

Why Obama just shot himself in the foot 4

By Tom Quiner

Freedom of religion issues may decide the next presidential election.

Prior to last week, this year’s presidential sweepstakes was going to pivot on two issues: the economy and fairness.

President Obama cannot run on his record, because the economy is not recovering from the recession in a normal way. Although the economy is growing, it is growing at a snail’s pace. And unemployment remains very high.

Some economists are concerned about a “double dip” recession.

To counteract the failure of his economic policies, the president must make the case that the root problem in our economy is the structural unfairness imbedded in our system. The solution is higher taxes on our most productive workers (aka “the rich”) and bigger government to “level the playing field” (more socialism).

These two issues must now share the spotlight with a third: “religious liberty.”

As Quiner’s Diner has reported, the Obama administration is mandating that faith-based organizations such as Catholic hospitals, Catholic charities, Lutheran Social Services, faith-based universities, etc., MUST provide FREE sterilization, abortifacients, and contraception to their employees in their health care coverage.

What a mistake.

A large number of Catholics are receptive to the Democratic Party’s desire to spread the social welfare state to more people, including the middle class. So many Catholics view the Democratic Party as the party of the little guy, that they are willing to look past the Dem’s promotion of abortion as a social good.

The president has now moved the policy beyond choice to mandate.

He has galvanized the Catholic community against this policy. Don’t get me wrong, there are Catholics who will always vote Democrat. But we are going to see Catholic swing voters moving into the Republican camp on this single issue.

Catholics are taught that life begins at conception.

Obama says it begins at birth. Not only is there nothing wrong ending fledgling life with abortifacients, goes the president’s thinking, it is actually a fundamental right to women to have it paid for by someone else.

The President of the United States has declared war on the First Amendment.

If Mr. Obama loses the election this November, this is the issue that does him in.